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PO Box 261, Fredonia, NY  14063


Fredonia, New York

Making Elderberry Syrup

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Educational workshops are the bread and butter of Sweet Flag Herbs. In western New York, there is an abundance of medicinal and edible plants growing in every lawn, sidewalk crack, and wooded area. Sarah offers workshops about identifying, sustainably harvesting/cultivating, and making concoctions with these plants.

Sarah has experience offering programming for individuals of all ages and ability levels, including differently-abled individuals. If you are interested in scheduling an event or would like more info, visit the Contact Page to get in touch.

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Making Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry is a locally abundant herb that has traditionally been used for its immune boosting properties. Research has demonstrated its antiviral nature, and its effectiveness for both avoiding and supporting cold and flu. Its dark purple color make it an excellent source of antioxidants.

In this workshop, Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci of Sweet Flag Herbs will discuss identification and harvest, properties, and uses of elderberries, as well as common syrup additions like rosehips and astragalus root. Participants will enjoy a demonstration of syrup preparation, and take home their own bottle made with local raw honey and rosehips. Recipe will be shared as well.

Pre-registration is required; click here to sign up.